Sun Editorial: Resolve to be a better you

Don’t go for retweets – choose a resolution you will carry out

The new year (and decade!) has kicked off, calling for resolutions to be made and shared as we look forward to being our best selves. But when you make your resolution this year, make it one you would feel intrinsically good about.

You’ve seen it on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other social media platforms – “I’m going to do X, Y and Z for my New Year’s resolution” – but will it really be done, or is it a quick way to gain “likes” and “retweets”?

Your resolution should be something you don’t just feel strongly about, but also something to which you will stay committed. Whether you want to work on getting healthier, talk to a loved one more often or want to give back to those in need, make sure it will be worthwhile and will help you become the best version of yourself.

Not quite sure what to resolve? Talk out your resolutions with a relative, co-worker or another trusted individual. You’ll receive a perspective you probably did not think of and could find ways to stay true to your resolution throughout the year.

Granted, we all make resolutions that get lost come February. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of resolutions fall to the wayside by the second month of the year. But that statistic should not stop you from reaching your goal. After all, don’t we all want to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be?

As tweets, Instagram posts, Snapchat stories and Facebook posts flood your feeds of those resolutions from the digital world, think about what you hope to achieve in 2020. Think through your resolution before you share.

The New Year brings a clean slate for resolutions. Make the most of it.